Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#599591 - 05/28/20 05:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Castaway [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 6782
Loc: Scottish Highlands
furry Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 6782
Loc: Scottish Highlands
Really enjoyed my listen on this one Rob

Top
#599743 - 05/29/20 03:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Castaway [Re: Al-David]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2715
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2715
Originally Posted By: Deej56
Robert,

Great feel to this song. Some really creative near rhymes in this song that work well and a poetic, emotive write Terrific production work on this as well. I’m not sure how I feel about the Bowie lyric reference. I get the rationale, but that line is somewhat iconic—perhaps if it were more clear a reference to that song, it might work better for me and divert my attention less. A subjective comment—it will hit people in different ways—but offering it up for what it’s worth.

Enjoyed this one! Nice work!

All my best,

Deej


Thanks for the positives, Deej.
For an iconic line its surprising how few folks seem to recognize it, though I take your point it will be distracting to some.

Originally Posted By: Belladonna
Love the imagery and the pedal steel is one of my favorites. A song that your mind can drift on and be interpreted by the listener. Interesting lyrics.


Thank you for the kind review!

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Robert ...

I have to admit the reference passed right by me. But, at the time, i was playing nothing but what was then Contemporary Country ... 25-28 nights a month. So, 98% of my listen was country.

Regardless, this is one really great song. You've painted your own musical landscape ... a soundscape, I suppose ... that is so magnetic. it just clings to your brain ... in the best of ways. there's a magnetism that makes this wonderful listen cling to your soul. Such a wonmderful delivery!

Wishing you the very best ...

Alan


Alan,
I appreciate that poetic description and your support for my endeavors!

Robert

Top
#599752 - 05/29/20 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Castaway [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 13918
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 13918
Loc: Hamlin NY
Rob, I think this is your best to date. Super nice rhythm section. Your vocal is excellent but your lyrics took it over the top for me.

Great song.
_________________________
It has been a joy being quarantined with my wife. We've caught up on all the things I have done wrong in our 53 years of marriage!

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB and RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#599894 - 05/30/20 03:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Castaway [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2715
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2715
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
We've never listened to Bowie...other than very peripherally...so the reference blew by us.
Bowie's popularity was during our lost bluegrass years smile

Irrespective of all that we enjoyed the walk across another one of your
always creative and vivid sonic landscapes.

As always you tell a story that leaves plenty of dots for the listener to connect.
We like that.

Standouts for us were your vocals and the steel. We've used that RT several before
and feel it is one of the best. It adds so much and distracts from nothing.

Really nice.

J&B






Thanks very much J&B!
The pedal steel solo gives me goosebumps; tempting to just let it go on.

Robert

Top
#599926 - 05/30/20 10:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Castaway [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 748
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Online   content
Journeyman

Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 748
Loc: United Kingdom
One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard on here.

A masterpiece from every aspect ... music, lyrics, performance. The lyrics are so moving ... the writing is sublime and you sing it with your trademark, so to speak, sensitivity.

I am not going over the top with any of my comments, by the way ... this is, far and away, an extraordinary song to my ears - and I'm not shy in saying so. The sensitivity, sadness and communication levels are off the scale - incredible. Hats off to you.
_________________________
My website

Top
#600187 - 06/02/20 08:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Castaway [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2715
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2715
Graham: Thank you for listening!

James: Those are among the most generous comments anyone has made about my songs; I will take them in as support to keep going!

Robert

Top
#600692 - 06/05/20 12:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Castaway [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 33
Dero13 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 33
Hello Robertkc,

Very nice sweet song in the instrumentation with deep lyrics. And your voice fits well with your melody. Well done.

Kindly regard
Dero13

Top
#600917 - 06/06/20 10:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Castaway [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 798
Loc: Maryland
TuneMonger Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 798
Loc: Maryland
Hurray, I got the quote. I was worried I would not and would look stupid. But it stood out pretty well. And the rest of the words were jewels as well. A pleasure to read and listen to.
_________________________
Windows 10, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450, 6 gig ram, Scarlett 6i6, M-Audio Keyboard, Sony Acid Music Studio 9, BIAB 2020 UltraPlus Pak

Top
#601117 - 06/08/20 08:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Castaway [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2715
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2715
Dero13- thanks for your listen and comments!

TuneMonger - way to go on the test... I`m happy you enjoyed the music too.

Robert

Top
#601260 - 06/08/20 08:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Castaway [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 04/17/20
Posts: 46
Chris Dent Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 04/17/20
Posts: 46
Love this song. Great lyrics. Very nice voice. Really nice arrangement.
_________________________
Chris
More of my music at: https://soundcloud.com/user-663569023

Top
#601506 - 06/10/20 11:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Castaway [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2715
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2715
Mario - I missed thanking you for those very kind comments!

Chris - That`s appreciated!

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2


PG Music News
Video - Entering More Than 4 Chords Per Bar in Band-in-a-Box!

One of our latest support videos created by Tobin shows off a great workaround for entering more than 4 chords per bar in your Band-in-a-Box song, using a combination of half-time and normal RealTracks - check it out!

Video Testimonial - Dennis Dearing Talks Band-in-a-Box®

Dennis remembers Band-in-a-Box® from years ago, but his connection to Mike Harrison and hearing him talk about the RealTracks is what really got him excited about the program!

Hear his thoughts and see how he uses the Band-in-a-Box® VST DAW Plugin for his projects with his Video Testimonial:

https://youtu.be/WqmtoxfJwDw

It's been a great addition to my workflow!
-Dennis Dearing

To learn more about Dennis, check out his testimonial page here.

You can create your own video testimonial letting people know how you use the program too! Learn how here.

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Polish for Windows is Here!

Dodaliśmy ponad 50 nowych funkcji do Band-in-a-Box® 2020! Są udoskonalenia ścieżek RealTracks (Delikatniej brzmiące wokale RealTracks, Pogrubianie RealTracks, funkcja "Znajdź odmianę" dla RealTracks i MultiRiffów). Większość RealDrums ma teraz RealCharts (z dokładną Notacją Bębnów). Jest nowa Przeglądarka Artystów RealTracks umożliwiające znalezienie informacji/biografii/linków/listy ścieżek RealTracks dla wszystkich artystów. Nowa Przeglądarka Funkcji pozwala nowym lub "zapominalskim" użytkownikom na łatwe znalezienie i użycie większości funkcji/skrótów/dokumentów z poziomu jednego okna. Funkcja Wyrównaj Tempo pozwala na zmianę utworu nagranego w rytmie rubato i dostosowanie go do ustalonego tempa. Udoskonalono funkcje rozciągania brzmień audio w czasie/wysokości dźwięku (Elastique). Są też udoskonalenia opcji Wybory Utworu, automatycznych wstępów na Basie/Bębnach lub tylko samych bębnach (Auto-Intros), dodano 3,400 tytułów, są udoskonalenia w zakresie MusicXML, mamy widok dla gitarzysty "Leworęcznego" oraz "Widok dla ucznia" przy grze na gitarze, udoskonalenia opcji Przeciągnij i Upuść, multi-okna wyświetlającego Magika Audio Akordów i wiele innych poprawek!

ZAKUP/UAKTUALNIJ & POBIERZ TERAZ!

Add-ons Special EXTENDED! Xtra Styles PAK 9 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2...

There's still time to SAVE when you SUPERCHARGE your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition with 200 new RealStyles with Xtra Styles PAK 9, and 100 NEW Loops & 50 NEW Styles with Loops-with-Style PAK 2!!

We've EXTENDED our special until JULY 15TH!

Xtra Styles PAK 9 includes deep-south New Orleans gospel, a country soul groove, a psychedelic pop ballad, action-sequence cinematic metal, a Cajun jaw harp boogie, post-punk folk rock, quarter-feel jazz blues, several modern jazz styles, a modern Celtic folk reel, multiple 6/8 grooves, and so much more! There's a MultiStyle in every genre, and our biggest MultiStyle has a total of ten substyles! Add it to your collection today for just $29 (reg. $49)!

Loops-with-Style PAK 2 includes 50 new Styles & 100 new Loops to add to your Band-in-a-Box® collection! There are two new genres: gospel and funk, and we've added to the selection for electronic, hip hop, jazz, pop, R&B, rock, and world! Purchase Loops-with-Style PAK 2 on sale for only $19 (reg. $29)!

Already have a few of our Xtra Styles PAKs? Top up now - each of our 9 Xtra Styles PAKs are just $29 (reg. $49)! Don't have any, and want them ALL? Grab all during our sale for just $199 (reg. $349)!

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box and listen to demos here.

More information on Loops-with-Style PAKs can be found here.

Mac user? Click here for OS specific purchase links.

DAW Plugin FAQs Resource!

We've added a new Band-in-a-Box DAW Plugin for Mac FAQ to our FAQ and Knowledge Base Forum - make sure you check it out!

This is where we'll be sharing any solutions we discover for frequent problems reported while working through our DAW Plugin tech support.

Like this post from Andrew: StylePicker does not see my styles and RealTracks, or they are showing as N/A.
Click here for the solution.

Windows user? Click here for your forum links.

Add-ons Special Almost Over! Xtra Styles PAK 9 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2...

There's still time to SAVE when you SUPERCHARGE your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition with 200 new RealStyles with Xtra Styles PAK 9, and 100 NEW Loops & 50 NEW Styles with Loops-with-Style PAK 2!!

We've EXTENDED our special until JULY 15TH!

Xtra Styles PAK 9 includes deep-south New Orleans gospel, a country soul groove, a psychedelic pop ballad, action-sequence cinematic metal, a Cajun jaw harp boogie, post-punk folk rock, quarter-feel jazz blues, several modern jazz styles, a modern Celtic folk reel, multiple 6/8 grooves, and so much more! There's a MultiStyle in every genre, and our biggest MultiStyle has a total of ten substyles! Add it to your collection today for just $29 (reg. $49)!

Loops-with-Style PAK 2 includes 50 new Styles & 100 new Loops to add to your Band-in-a-Box® collection! There are two new genres: gospel and funk, and we've added to the selection for electronic, hip hop, jazz, pop, R&B, rock, and world! Purchase Loops-with-Style PAK 2 on sale for only $19 (reg. $29)!

Already have a few of our Xtra Styles PAKs? Top up now - each of our 9 Xtra Styles PAKs are just $29 (reg. $49)! Don't have any, and want them ALL? Grab all during our sale for just $199 (reg. $349)!

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box and listen to demos here.

More information on Loops-with-Style PAKs can be found here.

Mac user? Click here for OS specific purchase links.

An Updated Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac is Here!

The latest Band-in-a-Box 2020 update announcement is HUGE!

With this updated version, easily find your (purchased) Xtra Styles PAK 9 RealStyles in the updated StylePicker window, [ctrl] and [shift] shortcut keys will allow you to open your RealDrums picker and preferences windows with one 'click', there are improvements to Bar Based Lyric entry, stable playback of style demos, the UPDATED DAW Plugin is included, and more!

The updated DAW Plugin 2.9.41 adds additional and redesigned action buttons, refined DAW syncing, Chord Sheet enhancements, improvements to MultiRiffs, RealTracks, RealDrums, and MIDI features, and so much more!

We've made a video that highlights all the changes to the DAW Plugin with build 2.9.41: Watch it...

Learn more about the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac b412 and download here.

Forum Stats
32459 Members
68 Forums
65114 Topics
551679 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Brian J, rod_house, RichOnStage, Budgeman, JohnyBlacks

32458 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 180
MusicStudent 144
Matt Finley 139
Jim Fogle 135
MarioD 106
Rustyspoon# 105
Pipeline 100
rayc 100
Janice & Bud 100
floyd jane 93
Today's Birthdays
Ember - PG Music, jhk, john wakefield